A Drug Infested Industry
The world of rock and roll has long been famous for drug abuse, but the drug of choice differed between stars. David Bowie, a famous rock singer and actor, is candid about his drug abuse and the problems it caused his life and career. The singer was known for using cocaine and amphetamines, though he was most notably using cocaine during his career.
Although David Bowie has admitted that he was using drugs heavily during the 1970s, he has also noted that many memories of the time period are missing. The effect of heavy drug abuse was that the actor is not able to remember many of his experiences during that time period.
The singer’s drug addiction started during his early career, when drugs were readily available throughout the world. Cocaine was on the rise during the 1970s and the singer became addicted to the high that helped him maintain his energy levels on stage. Unfortunately, the use of drugs that would provide an artificial feeling of energy caused many problems for the singer.
While he was taking cocaine, David Bowie started hallucinating and acting bizarrely. He was noted for odd behavior related to the occult and focusing on many of his alter-ego personalities, such as the Thin White Duke.
During the height of his addiction to cocaine, David Bowie was well below his ideal weight and was eating a diet of peppers and milk. Despite his early challenges with the drug, he gave up cocaine and has turned his life around to inspire a new generation to stay away from his mistakes.
Giving Up the Drug
Although David Bowie took large amounts of drugs during the early 1970s, he was able to give it up in the late 1970s when he spent time in Jamaica and took custody of his child. During his trip to Jamaica, the famous singer put on weight and started getting serious about his health. He was able to stop taking cocaine by the time he returned to his career activities and remained an interesting figure in celebrity news.
Giving up cocaine was a good step in the actor’s life because he did not follow the footsteps of other performers. He began the road to recovery and stayed on the path to give up everything from cocaine to cigarettes and coffee.
A Inspiration for Others
David Bowie started his career with shocking activities and behavior, but ultimately became an inspiration for younger generations. He tells about his drug addiction and encourages others to avoid taking the same path that he struggled to overcome.